The Honors Program is a community of students who learn, lead, and serve together, forming positive relationships with their professors and lifelong bonds with their peers.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions reviews the records of all admitted students, and issues invitations to a select number of candidates after they receive admission to the university. If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Honors students at RIT represent approximately the top 5% of RIT’s admitted students and less than 1% of all applicants. We look for these characteristics in student applications:
The ability and motivation to take full advantage of the academic, professional, and experiential opportunities that the program provides
Excellent high-school grades
A record of extracurricular activities and personal interests
Current RIT Students
Each year, a select number of current RIT students are invited to apply to the Honors Program through the Internal Admission process, which is highly competitive. Minimal eligibility requirements are:
Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
At least two years of academic coursework remaining at RIT to complete the undergraduate degree, beginning with the upcoming fall semester.
Evidence of extracurricular, service and leadership activities.
On the application:
Students will describe their extra-curricular, service, and leadership activities.
Students will describe how membership in the Honors Program will contribute to their educational, professional, or research goals.
Students will ask a faculty member to submit a letter describing their academic strengths, extracurricular activities (where applicable), and potential to benefit from and contribute to the Honors Program.
Invitations to apply to the Honors Program through this process will open in the spring semester. There are two application portals: